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Deep Pile Distressed Durango

carpet strips that look like a wooden floor
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For those who want the appearance of a wooden floor, but the luxurious warmth of carpet under their bare feet, there has until now been no middle ground.

Deep Pile Distressed Durango, is a carpet that takes the form of a series of individual narrow strips, woven to resemble the wooden finish of your choice. A randomising weaving algorithm ensures that no two strips are the same, by creating the infinite variations of the whirls and knots which characterise natural wood.

xenzag, Apr 28 2007

Just found this..... http://www.swiss-mi...iss+%28swissmiss%29
Remember where you saw it first. Not quite as good as mine, as these are all the same. [xenzag, Mar 04 2010]


       + hmm, vacuum or floor buffer?
xandram, Apr 28 2007

       pleasingly pointless [+]
pertinax, Apr 29 2007

       I thought woven & deep pile were mutually exclusive. Or an oxymoron. Or was that anachronistic? I forget. I guess what I mean is how can it look like wood when the carpet fibers are 2 inches long? Level-loop, I can understand, but deep pile? That's a shaggy story, xenzag.
Canuck, Apr 30 2007

       How can it look like wood? - well it's a bit technical, but each strand has colour variations on its shaft, so that if combed over in groups, the hue is revealed to a greater or lesser degree. The same technique could probably be used to create a wooden hair style.
xenzag, Apr 30 2007

       I disagree... in my idea each strand is individually stained all the way down as detailed in my annotation. Each one of my Deep Piles would be unique, just like real wood. Swiss's is just a mass production, like wall-paper, only for a floor.   

       I had already thought of the "shallow" version that Swiss describes, but considered it to be too simplex and not in keeping with the spirit of the Halfbakery.
xenzag, Mar 04 2010

       so... do I bun this or the <link> ?
FlyingToaster, Mar 04 2010


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